President Donald Trump is greeted by Gov. Brian Kemp, R-Ga., and his wife Marty Kemp after arriving at Dobbins Air Reserve Base to attend a fundraiser, and speak at the launch of "Black Voices for Trump," Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Marietta, Ga.
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Gov. Brian Kemp, R-Ga., and his wife Marty Kemp after arriving at Dobbins Air Reserve Base to attend a fundraiser, and speak at the launch of "Black Voices for Trump," Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Marietta, Ga.

Today on Political Rewind, President Donald Trump jumps the gun and declares his choice for Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat, even before Gov. Brian Kemp announces his own preference. Will Kemp bend to the president’s will or make an independent decision? Our panel weighs in on the possible fallout from the president’s impulsive decision to back Congressman Doug Collins for the job. 

"I think the governor needs to consider that the president is looking for partisan loyalty," Spelman College's Marilyn Davis said.

Democratic presidential candidates swarmed locations across Atlanta in the days before and after their debate. We will look at where they went and the messages they hope will resonate with Georgia voters. A federal judge in Florida has issued a ruling that could impact how candidates’ names are positioned on the Georgia ballot. The case offers evidence of how important it is for a candidate to be listed first.

Also, as GOP candidates drop out, the race for Congresswoman Lucy McBath’s 6th district seat comes into sharper focus.

 

Panelists:

Jackie Cushman — Author and Radio Host

Marilyn Davis — Political Science Professor, Spelman College 

Melita Easters — Founder and Director of Georgia WIN List 

Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution